JD Pinckney 951-317-1389


Band to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Keyboard.


JD Pinckney was exposed to music constantly throughout his life. Both his father, a retired cellist and his recently deceased mother, a harpist were members of the prestigious Saint Louis Symphony.

JD began his musical career on the cello at the tender age of seven and switched to bass when he was 14. He played in the University City High School Orchestra and also the Jazz Band. He has studied at music at Washington University in St. Louis, and privately with Henry Loew, the principal bassist with the Saint Louis Symphony. He attended the Musicians Institute of Technology in Hollywood, CA where he studied with Gary Willis, Steve Bailey, Jeff Berlin, Alexis Sklarevski, Tim Bogert and many other phenominal bassists. JD also plays a mean blues harmonica.
JD studied computer science and Web design at the University of Phoenix where he has a BS in Information Technology.

Screen name:
JD Pinckney 951-317-1389
Member since:
Jul 29 2009
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:


JD draws his influences from many sources, from R&B to rock to jazz and everywhere in-between, and that shows in his ability to blend in to virtually any musical situation. You can hear influences of the following bassists in JD's playing: Marcus Miller, Anthony Jackson, Alfonso Johnson, Jaco Pastorious, Stanley Clarke, Abraham Laborial, Larry Graham, Pino Paladino, Verdine White, Louis Johnson, Rocco Prestia, James Jamerson among others.

Instrument experience:

Bass Guitar:
Upright bass:


JD plays his own brand of hand made six and seven string basses, Classic Bass Works, both fretted and fretless, and Lemur upright basses. His amplification is Eden.